BBQ Reunion 2019

Organic Synthesis and Asymmetric Catalysis

TCH laboratory conducts research in the field of catalysis in particular, the development of new catalysts towards practical asymmetric synthesis. 


Group Newsroom

Group Updates



  • We welcome our new Phd student, Ms. Lee Chin Lee!


  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for winning 2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad (2019年度国家优秀自费留学生奖学金)!


  • Mr. Chen Wenchao has become Dr. Chen Wenchao We congratulate him on achieving his doctorate degree! 


  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for winning ASIAN Journal of Organic Chemistry Poster Award 



  • Congratulations to Dr. Zhang Xin for being selected as top 10 finalist in Reaxys PhD Prize 

  • Congratulations to Dr. Ren Jingyun for winning SNIC Poster Prize for Excellence in Synthetic Chemistry at the 1st China-Singapore Collaborative Synthetic Chemistry Conference


  •  We welcome new URECA Students:

    • Khoa ​Kha Tuan

    • Norman Koo Tze Wei


  • Congratulations to Mr. Chen Wenchao for winning Poster Award during Chemistry National Meeting SG2 (ChmnSG2)

Recruitment Notice

Singapore Academy of Science (SNAS) ASEAN  Fellowship Programme

The SNAS ASEAN Fellowship provides the opportunity for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Singapore universities. The programme, is administered by SNAS and funded by the NRF, involves the participating host university and candidates aligning to agreed fields of research (preferably in science, medicine, engineering, and computer science).

The candidates may propose any field of research in Singapore universities. However, for this 1st batch, preference will be given to candidates working on infectious diseases. (Up to 10 Fellowships will be offered each year, but starting with about 5 in the first batch.)

Details can be found: 

Please submit the online application before 1st of May 2020

We are also looking for passionate, motivated and independent individuals who are interested in the field of chemistry research.

Research staff: 

The Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship provides the opportunity for early career scientists, engineers and scholars from Singapore and around the world to conduct independent investigations in any discipline at NTU, often regarded as the most research intensive university in Asia. The postdoc appointment is intended to provide a pathway to an academic appointment as an assistant professor or another international postdoctoral assignment.

To apply:

Kindly email your application package and the following documents to Prof. Tan Choon-Hong (

1. Cover Letter

2. Comprehensive CV (with full publication list)

3. Official transcript or Degree Certificate in English (PhD’s degree)

4. Research proposal (in no more than 2 pages)

5. Contact information of two referees (one must be your PhD Supervisor)

6. Top 3 publications (in PDF) and any other supporting documents (scanned copy)

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

More information at:

PhD / MSc in Chemistry

At NTU, PhD in Chemistry is a 4-year programme that trains students to work in chemistry through a broad, flexible bases of coursework and research experience. Taking advanced courses that focuses on active research topics and performing research under the supervision of world-class experts in many fields of chemistry. 

More information at:

Our laboratory also welcome students and FYP or URECA students.

If you are interested in joining TCH laboratory, please contact Prof Tan at

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